Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring KVM skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited KVM over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 810 870 1115
Rank change year-on-year +60 +245 -267
Permanent jobs citing KVM 94 49 148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.053% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.77% 0.34% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79 41 45
10th Percentile - £42,500 £45,500
25th Percentile £24,240 £47,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £26,000 £55,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -52.73% -21.43% +40.00%
75th Percentile £51,000 £72,500 £92,500
90th Percentile £74,500 £77,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,811 £60,000 £63,750
% change year-on-year -58.65% -5.88% +34.21%

All System Software Skills
UK

KVM falls under the System Software category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring system software skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,139 14,261 31,519
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.05% 15.42% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9,285 9,600 15,562
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £56,325
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.35% +2.41%
75th Percentile £67,250 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 2024. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
England +72 79 £26,000 -56.67% 8
UK excluding London -13 70 £24,811 -58.65% 3
London +107 21 £76,250 -1.61% 5
East of England +6 17 £24,811 -60.30%
Work from Home +23 15 £53,750 -10.42% 5
South East -17 14 £26,000 -50.48%
Scotland -57 14 £24,811 -64.56%
Midlands -25 13 £24,811 -54.89%
East Midlands - 13 £24,811 -
North of England +7 8 £24,811 -58.65%
South West -41 8 £61,250 -2.00% 3
North West -28 7 £24,811 -58.65%
Yorkshire - 1 - -

KVM
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.26%) IIS
2 3 (3.19%) Apache
2 3 (3.19%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.72%) AWS
2 25 (26.60%) Azure
3 10 (10.64%) GCP
4 8 (8.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.19%) OCI
5 3 (3.19%) SaaS
6 1 (1.06%) IaaS
6 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (42.55%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (12.77%) Firewall
3 6 (6.38%) Internet
3 6 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.32%) DHCP
4 5 (5.32%) DNS
5 4 (4.26%) LAN
5 4 (4.26%) WAN
5 4 (4.26%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.19%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.19%) tcpdump
7 2 (2.13%) VLAN
8 1 (1.06%) 5G
8 1 (1.06%) 802.11
8 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.06%) Multicast
8 1 (1.06%) VoIP
8 1 (1.06%) Wireless
8 1 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
1 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.19%) Redis
1 3 (3.19%) TimescaleDB
2 1 (1.06%) Big Data
2 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Git
1 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (23.40%) Social Skills
2 11 (11.70%) Organisational Skills
3 10 (10.64%) Back Office
4 5 (5.32%) Finance
5 4 (4.26%) Banking
5 4 (4.26%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.19%) Advertising
6 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.19%) Retail
7 1 (1.06%) Games
7 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (35.11%) Mobile Engineer
2 23 (24.47%) Support Engineer
3 19 (20.21%) Desktop Engineer
3 19 (20.21%) Desktop Support
3 19 (20.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 19 (20.21%) Junior
3 19 (20.21%) Junior Desktop Engineer
3 19 (20.21%) Junior Desktop Support
3 19 (20.21%) Junior Desktop Support Engineer
3 19 (20.21%) Junior Support Engineer
4 17 (18.09%) Senior
5 14 (14.89%) Technical Engineer
6 13 (13.83%) Architect
7 10 (10.64%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (9.57%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (8.51%) Senior Architect
9 8 (8.51%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 8 (8.51%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.38%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (3.19%) CSS
1 3 (3.19%) Flask
1 3 (3.19%) HTML
1 3 (3.19%) jQuery
1 3 (3.19%) Keycloak
1 3 (3.19%) Middleware
1 3 (3.19%) Plotly
2 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.06%) Redfish
Miscellaneous
1 39 (41.49%) Driving Licence
2 13 (13.83%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.19%) PKI
3 3 (3.19%) Team-Oriented Environment
4 1 (1.06%) BYOD
4 1 (1.06%) Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.06%) IoT
4 1 (1.06%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (64.89%) Windows
2 41 (43.62%) Linux
3 12 (12.77%) Ubuntu
4 10 (10.64%) Windows 10
4 10 (10.64%) Windows 7
5 8 (8.51%) CentOS
6 6 (6.38%) Debian
7 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.26%) Unix
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (3.19%) SUSE
9 3 (3.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (52.13%) Asset Management
2 39 (41.49%) Proactive Maintenance
3 31 (32.98%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (11.70%) Computer Science
4 11 (11.70%) DevOps
4 11 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (10.64%) Configuration Management
5 10 (10.64%) Containerisation
5 10 (10.64%) Customer Service
6 9 (9.57%) Agile
6 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
6 9 (9.57%) Technical Leadership
7 8 (8.51%) CI/CD
7 8 (8.51%) Code Quality
7 8 (8.51%) Collaborative Culture
7 8 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 8 (8.51%) Product Management
7 8 (8.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 8 (8.51%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 7 (7.45%) Platform Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) Python
2 11 (11.70%) C#
2 11 (11.70%) Java
2 11 (11.70%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.45%) Perl
4 4 (4.26%) Bash
4 4 (4.26%) Go
5 3 (3.19%) C
5 3 (3.19%) C++
5 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 57 (60.64%) Security Cleared
2 39 (41.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
4 12 (12.77%) Degree
5 11 (11.70%) AWS Certification
5 11 (11.70%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
6 10 (10.64%) DV Cleared
7 8 (8.51%) AWS Certified Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (4.26%) MCSA
9 4 (4.26%) MCSE
9 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (4.26%) RHCT
10 3 (3.19%) CCNA
10 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (3.19%) Linux+ Certification
10 3 (3.19%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (3.19%) RHCE
11 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (41.49%) PCI DSS
1 39 (41.49%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (14.89%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.64%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (9.57%) Docker
5 7 (7.45%) Xen
6 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
7 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.19%) Ceph
8 3 (3.19%) Gluster
8 3 (3.19%) oVirt
8 3 (3.19%) QEMU
9 1 (1.06%) LXC
9 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) Ansible
2 11 (11.70%) Kubernetes
2 11 (11.70%) Puppet
3 9 (9.57%) Terraform
4 7 (7.45%) Progress Chef
5 6 (6.38%) Prometheus
6 3 (3.19%) Grafana
6 3 (3.19%) Graylog
6 3 (3.19%) Observium
6 3 (3.19%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.06%) Juju
8 1 (1.06%) Nagios
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.06%) Sysdig
8 1 (1.06%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 40 (42.55%) Dell
3 31 (32.98%) VMware
4 14 (14.89%) Red Hat
5 11 (11.70%) Cisco
6 10 (10.64%) Google
7 4 (4.26%) Citrix
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle
8 3 (3.19%) SaltStack
8 3 (3.19%) Splunk
9 1 (1.06%) Brocade
9 1 (1.06%) EMC
9 1 (1.06%) HP
9 1 (1.06%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (1.06%) Supermicro